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Green & Sustainable House

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Casa Vila Matilde / TERRA E TUMA arquitetos associados

Casa Vila Matilde is the newly-refurbished home of Dalvina “Dalva” Borges Ramos, a 74-year-old house maid in the outskirts of São Paulo, Brazil. Ms. Dalva. She had few possessions and was living in a house with structural and sanitary problems. A man in Brazil approached TERRA E TUMA arquitetos associados to rebuild his mother's dilapidated house. The House was rebuilt using standard concrete blocks and decorated with plenty of trees and plants...
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Naranga Avenue House / James Russell Architect

A Queensland home paying homage to breezeblocks and the style of the 1960s. Naranga Avenue House uses an extruded Miro brick from Austral's La Paloma range. The stunning white bricks are placed on edge to reveal the cores, making the holes - which are usually hidden - the centrepiece of the design. The bricks create a veil for the house, diffusing the activities within and bathing the house in cool, dappled light...
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Cornwall Gardens Residence / CHANG Architects

The Cornwall Garden residence by CHANG Architects is a private house that looks nothing like its neighbours’s houses around Holland and Farrer Roads. The architects designed a garden paradise wherein every room – including 3 bedrooms, a library and a rainwater tank – faces the private courtyard in the middle of the property. A swimming pool, a pond, a roof garden,...
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Casa Caldera / DUST

The Casa Caldera was designed by the DUST architects. The tiny house known as Casa Caldera doesn’t provide the easy escape of a typical vacation getaway. This 1,060-square-foot, off-the-grid retreat does deliver are stunning views. It is located just a couple of miles North of the United States-Mexico border and is almost completely hidden from view...
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Maison Lac Jasper / Architecturama

In Chertsey, Canada, Maison Lac Jasper by Architecturama, a modern haven reclines into its woodland setting. Only many or family, the desired state of mind by the owners was relaxed and friendly, close to the idea of ​​the chalet, but imbued with a certain refinement, particularly in relations between spaces and between people. The intention was to build this architecture, lively and enthusiastic, which appeals to the senses...
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Eyrie twin cabins / Cheshire Architects

Eyrie twin cabins on the Kaipara Harbour by Nat Cheshire of Cheshire Architects. The winner of HOME magazine's 2014 New Zealand Home of the Year award. Each have a footprint of just 29 square metres. These little buildings, with their air of thoughtful austerity, are among the few contemporary structures that can boast a genuine lineage to New Zealand’s bach heritage...
6.8

Flint House / Skene Catling de la Peña

Flint House, at Waddesdon in Buckinghamshire, designed and realised by Skene Catling de la Peña, architects. This mineral and poetic work inspired by the geology of the site is, An example of an innovative piece of architecture that suggests a typology for the one-off house that is not an object in the landscape but is of the landscape...
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The Pond House at Ten Oaks Farm / Holly & Smith Architects

The Pond House at Ten Oaks Farm is located on a large rural plot in Southeast Louisiana, USA. Created by Louisianan firm Holly & Smith Architects. Twenty years after he began with a master plan for the 16-acre former Sontheimer dairy farm, architect Michael Holly finally has his dream house. The Pond House at Ten Oaks Farm is an award-winning getaway retreat for Holly and wife, Denise, having recently won the Baton Rouge Chapter of the American Institute of Architects’ prestigious Gold Rose Award...
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Studhorse / Olson Kundig Architects

Studhorse designed by Olson Kundig Architects, The house is composed of four separate detached structures surrounding a central courtyard. Each structure is oriented toward different elements in the landscape, such as nearby Studhorse Ridge and Pearrygin Lake. The family room, kitchen and bar are grouped together in the main building...
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Tower House / Andrew Maynard Architects

Tower House is anti-monolith. Tower House is a village externally and a home internally. The clients, S+P, and their twin sons asked for a home "for community, art and nature to come together". Andrew Maynard designed them a village. Inserted deftly into a suburban streetscape, the playful additions and alterations of the Tower House are a surprisingly comfortable and delightful fit...
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Compact Karst House / Dekleva Gregoric Arhitekti

This small, compact stony house’s design suits the needs of the young family while also following contemporary technological principles and the tradition of these local, almost windowless structures. The proto-house concept is a monolithic mono-material volume inserted with two wooden proto-houses connected within the shared, open gallery...
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Scrubby Bay House / Patterson Associates

Scrubby Bay House on Banks Peninsula, designed by Patterson Associates Architects. The Annandale farm setting and the architectural vernacular of this house belie its massive scale – the ceilings rise from 3.4 metres to 5.5m at the apex. Natural materials enhance therobust design – the exterior features cedar, while the interior is fully lined with macrocarpa timber...